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Staple Inn well Staple Inn Hall

Plaque: Staple Inn well

Erection date: 1922


Puteus Oppletus MCMXXII
{Translates as: The well was filled in, 1922.}

The stone with the 'W', or 'M', looks not to have been created as part of this design. "W' for well?

Site: Staple Inn Hall (2 memorials)

WC2, Staple Inn courtyard

The well memorial is difficult to see in our photo. It's laid into the flint cobbles in front of the bench.

London Gardens Online gives: "A well and pump in the courtyard provided the Inn with particularly pure water from underground springs, reportedly having medicinal qualities. This was the main water supply until 1922, when the well was filled in, as recorded on a paving stone in the courtyard, its site initially marked by a tree."

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Staple Inn well

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Staple Inn well

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